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"V R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Year. LAID IN THE GRAVE Remains of Edward W. Freer Brought Home from City of Mexico on Thursday for Burial. Particulars of the Disaster Which Oc- casioned This Young Man's Lamentable Death. The remains of Edward W. Freer, nho was accidentally killed at Ne caxa, state of Puebla, Mexico, while employed by a construction company, arrived here on Thursday last, August 31, in charge of Senor Arturo Leyen decker of the City of Mexico. Senor Leyendecker experienced considerable difficulty at El Paso, Kansas City and Omaha in the transportation of the body in consequence of offlciousness and considerable delay was occas ioned thereby. At El Paso, for in stance, which was the first city reached after crossing the Mexican border, the senor was compelled by the American authorities to transfer the remains to a new casket in order to be allowed to proceed. Upon arrival at Prince ton on the 10:55 a. m. train Under taker Ross took possession of the re mains and conveyed them to the home of the desceased's parents, where private services were held by the Rev. A. W. Kuehl of Minneapolis. At 2:30 p. m. the casket was removed to the Methodist church and the rites for the dead conducted by Rev. Rupert Swin nerton, who delivered a very touch ing funeral oration. The body was laid to rest in Oak Knoll cemetery, the following members of the militia act ing as pallbearers: Sergeants Sell horn and Marshall, Privates Dunton, Whitcomb, Orton and Mahoney. Mu sician Whitney sounded taps at the grave. The floral offerings of the Prince ton high school alumni and others were beautiful in their rich profusion. Among the immediate relatives of the deceased who attended the funeral were Geo. W. Freer, Opstead Rich ard Freer, Monticello Chas. Freer and wife, South Shore Eugene Lease and wife, Foley Samuel Dean and wife, Excelsior Mrs. Chas. Caswell, Jordan, and Mr. Orton, Hammond, Ind. Edward W. Freer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Freer of Prince ton and was twenty-four years of age at the time of his lamentable death. He was born in the township of Princeton and educated in this vil lage, graduating from the high school. He followed the calling of school teacher at several places in Mille Lacs county previous to his going to Mexico. Mr. Freer was a young man of sterling qualities and was greatly beloved by his acquaintances. He possessed exceptional intellectuality and his kinaly nature embodied all that is good The cutting down of this model young man at the outset of so promising a career has brought sorrow not alone to his parents and immediate relatives but to the scores of acquaintances by whom he was be loved. The circumstances surrounding the disaster which brought about Mr. Freer's death were described to us by Senor Arturo Leyendecker as follows: Mr. Freer, another American and fh Mexicans were at work in a deep ravine constructing an aqueduct. Upon one side was a mountainor natural dam500 feet high and al most perpendicular from the top of which workmen were lowering by means of a cable five-inch iron pipes thirty-five feet in length for use in the construction of the aqueduct referred to. lb appears that as one of these pipes was being let down into the ra ine, and when about a hundred feet above the neads of the workmen, the cable snapped and the pipe, striking a protruding rock or ledge, was smashed into exactly seven pieces. Singular as it may seem, each of the seven pieces of pipe in its descent cut down a man. Mr. Freer, who was at the time stooping to pick up a screw used in connecting the pipes, was struck on the left side of his neck and his body badly lacerated from that point downward, causing, as was stated by the Mexican surgeon who examined the remains, instantaneous death. The other American, whose home was in Knoxville, Missouri, was mortally wounded, three Mexicans were killed and two severely injured. Not a man escaped unhurt. When struck by the piece of pipe the body of Mr. Freer was precipitated into a river which flowed through the ravine or canyon near where he was at work and was carried by the current into a tunnel, where his body was discovered by Senor Leyendecker, who, with a party of horsemen, arrived upon the scene from the city of Mexico, sixty miles distance, in response to a tele graphic or telephonic message. King Tells How To Do It. How to solve the good roads prob lem on country and suburban high ways practically without cost was ex plained before members of the Com mercial club, St. Paul, by D. Ward King of Maitland, Mo. Mr. King de scribed his "little Missouri split log drag," the surprising success of which within the last nine years in duced the Chicago Great Western road to bring him to speak upon the sub ject in St. Paul. A farmer himself, Mr. King has no interest to serve save those of the farmers and the general community. He has not patented his contrivance he has no machinerv to sell. After President Hoffman of the club had mentioned that the loss from bad roads annually in this country was supposed to be not less than $1,000,- 000,000. President A. B. Stickney of the Great Western road, introducing Mr. King, said that most speakers on good roads* are accustomed to suggest that farmers should spend many thou sands of dollars in macadamizing prairie roads. One road "expert" had proposed that Minnesota farmers transport trap rock 500 or 600 miles for road material. But the plan ad vocated by Mr. King involved no such absurd demand upon the pockets of the taxpayer. Speaking informally, Mr. King es timated that, in rainy weather at least, one-half of all the roads in states as advanced as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ttfew York and perhaps Massachusetts, were nothing but mud roads. The improvement of mud roads, that is, of the so-called "dirt" roads, was manifestly of much importance. He did not pretend to show they could be made into perfect roads he did not say they could be made equal to ma cadamized roads. But the macada mizing of country roads would remain for many years a process too expen sive for all but a few of the main highways. His method would cost almost nothing and it would quickly transform any country road, any dirt road, into a good road if not a per fect road. Mr. King showed a small wooden model of his drag. It resembled a short, heavy ladder with three rounds. How he came to devise it he didn't exactly recall. But In the spring of 1896 he had made such a drag from a split log. With a team of horses he had drawn the drag obliquely across a road near his own farm and he had kept that road in splendid condition ever since. By dragging the road not oftener than once a month he had made a race track of it. Whatever the weather he could always trot a horse along the road or draw an or dinary load with an ordinary team. The use of the drag had gradually extended until its value had been rec ognized in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and other states. At Des Moines it had been making roads which, the public declared, were equal to the asphalt streets,. The drag accomplished three things: It made the road highest in the middle and thus maintained good drainage it prevented the formation of ruts by distributing the traffic it hardened the earth until it became shovel-proof and almost pick-proof. Not In It With Minnesota. If people would only tell the whole truth instead of a part of it when de scribing the Pacific coast country there wouldn't be so many people fooled into leaving better countries behind for the golden west." Thus speaks Mert Elsmore who last ueek returned from an extended trip through Idaho, Montana, Utah, Cali fornia and Oregon. "For instance" says he, "they tell us of the immense crops they raise out there on irrigated lands, but you never hear them tell how long it takes to get the soil in shape for any crop at all nor how long the land has to be idle between crops. As a rule land cropped one year has to lie idle the next year in order that the two or three inch alkali deposit due from irrigation may be disposed of by burial or otherwise. The Pacific coast simply isn't in it with Minnesota at any stage of the game." Mert knows, because he went out there for the sole purpose of finding out.Anoka Free Press. He Was Eligible. Miss Folia La Follette, the daugh ter of Governor La Follette of Wis consin, has inherited some of her father's quick wit and audacity. She was passing a collection plate one day when she was waved away by a man distinguished for his wealth and parsimony. "Nothing," he said gruffly, I have nothing." "Take something then," the young woman replied: "this collection is for the poor, you know."Everybody's Magazine. THE VILLAGE SOLONS Take Action Upon Important Recom- mendations for Improvement of Princeton's Streets. Regulation of bidewalks and Boule- vards, Surfacing of Roads and Betterment of Drainage. Matters of interest to property own ers who take pride in improving the appearance of the village came up be fore the council for consideration at its regular meeting on Monday night. The first was a recommendation by R. C. Dunn that an ordinance be drafted for regulating the width of sidewalks and boulevards, so that all curbing be lineally uniform, that a distance of sixteen feet be maintained between the inside of walk and out side of boulevard, that the sidewalk proper be not less than six feet in width, and that all telephone poles be removed to positions outside of the sixteen-feet limits The recommenda tion left it optional with property owners whether the sidewalk be six, eight or ten feet in width and also op tional whether they maintained a boulevard but, should the latter be laid out, the regulation as to width must be complied with. After some discussion the recommendation was adopted and the village attorney and recorder instructed to draft an ordi nance covering the points suggested and present same to the council at its next session. A measure was introduced and adopted that all sidewalks laid in* fu ture on Eastern avenueMain street between the village power house and the Patterson corner be nob less than twelve feet wide. The measure is not intended to compel those who have narrower sidewalks in good condition to replace the same with a twelve-feet width, but to apply to those which shall be hereafter put down. As an experiment it was decided to introduce catch basins at the Cooney block and Security bank cor ners to carry off the surplus water from the street, and, should they, JProvje_sjatisfactot3r,Jio PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, 1INNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1905. distribute morte where deemed necessary. On behalf of himself and the owners of other abutting property on First street Mr. Dunn offered, provided the council graded such street between the Security bank and the Congrega tional church, to furnish sufficient gravel or crushed rock to surface such distance to a depth deemed necessary. The proposition was accepted and the street commissioner instructed to pro ceed with the grading as soon as the condition of the street permitted thereof. A permanent committee was ap pointed by the president to investi gate the condition of sidewalks, cross walks and the East Branch bridge and to order all necessary repairs and replanking. The work on the West Branch bridge was reported to be satisfactory. The council decided to hereafter shut off the electric light at 11:30 in stead of 10:30 p. m. A number of bills were acted upon and the council adjourned. Narrowly Escapes Death. On Monday afternoon at about 5:30 o'clock Mrs. W. H. Clendenning was crossing the street near the Armitage drug store propelling a baby carriage in which was seated her child of about one year old when a buggy approached unobserved. The vehicle was oc cupied by Neumann's daughters. Someone on the other side of the street, perceiving the danger, called to Mrs. Clendenning to "Look out'" She immediately stopped and it is supposed that the suddenness with which she did so precipitated the child into the street and under the horses' feet, the team being at this time in close proximity. According to Dr. Caley, to whose office the child was taken after the accident, it seems that the wheels of the vehicle, or one wheel at least, passed over the body of the child, but, with the exception of a scratch on its nose, no other injury resulted. Mrs. Clendenning, however, who was so badly frightened at the occurrence that she has but a vague conception of what happened, thinks that a collision of the two vehicles caused the child to be thrown into the street and not the sudden stoppage, as the baby carriage was damaged to a considerable extent. However this may be the escape of the child is in either event remarkable. Will Try to Knock Out Fullerton. With the hunting season fairly opened and the prospect of much game coming in during the next two months, Minneapolis sportsmen are preparing to hold their own against the State" game and fish commission nd its representatives. The feeling his year is not the best. Sportsmen, hile thoroughly in accord with the pirit of the game-preservation work the commission, do not like its ethods, and are particularly op osed to some of the representatives ho are intrusted with the local busi ess of the commission. Charges of verofficiousness are freely made and ave been through the fishing season, ack of common sense judgment is lso mentioned as a woeful shortcom ing of wardens. There will be a legal fight this year over the new storage law passed by the last legislature. The law appar ently prohibits the holding of game after the close of the season in cold storage. Sam Fullerton, however, %f&s made a ruling that not to exceed forty-five partridges and fifty ducks may be kept in any one cold-storage plant on the proper tags procured from the commission. Heretofore sportsmen have been allowed to store their game on tags and use it through the winter and early spring as desired. The ruling allowing ninety-five birds in one house is little if any relief, in view of the fact that each cold-storage plant in the city has had from 100 to $$0 patrons every season among the )ortsmen. It practically shuts out a 1 but one man. I The sportsmen have combined and vj ill fight the constitutionality of the 11 at the first opportunity. The aim will also be made that every rivate compartment in a cold-storage ant is in itself a cold-storage plant t! at the renter of such an apartment as independent of the owner as if owned an individual plant. A sh will follow the first seizure of me. he cold-storage men will assist in tl|e fight of the sportsmen. They ap pealed to the commisson, stating that tne law was unconstitutional, but were Informed that no infringement would Be tolerated. ^Farmers Will Probably Be Benefited. preparations are on foot for the manufacture of flax fiber binder twine for the coming season by the Interna tional Harvester company, says the Commercial West. Articles of incor poration hav been filed by the Inter- capital stock of a quarter of a million dollars and a directorate made up of the leading men in the International Harvester company. The principal office of this company will be in St. Paul, and the presumption is that the great harvester plant erected by the Walter A. Woods Harvester company and later acquired by the Interna tional Haivester company will be converted into a flax twine factory. This move is a very important one for the northwest. The making of flax fiber twine has been made a dem onstrated success by this havester company. The next necessary step is to get farmers of the northwest to produce clean flax straw for this twine. There is no reason why the entire northwest cannot in time be supplied with twine from northwest fiber made into twine the northwest. The three spring wheat states will consume about 40,000,000 pounds of twine annuallj. The Minnesota State prison twine plant produced this year 11,000,000 pounds of twine. If this flax twine proves as cheap and satis factory as it now promises the State prison will have to make a shift to the same twine material or go out of business. New Railroads. Three railways are now in process of construction in Beltrami county, while the,survey for a fourth is being run Two of these, the Wilton & Northern and the Minneapolis, Red Lake & Manitoba, run from Bemidji to Red Lake. The former is being built by the Shevlin Carpenter com pany and the latter by the C. A. Smith interests. Each road is about seventy-five miles in length. In addition to these the Minnesota & International is extending its line from Northome to Big Falls, thirty three miles, while Engineer E. T. Ab bott of Minneapolis has two crews of surveyors laying out a line between Bemidji and Detroit. Owing to the extreme wet weather this season work on all these roads has been greatly delayed. Both roads to Red Lake will be finished and ready for traffic by Oct. 1, while the Minnesota & International extension will be completed this fall. Had Always TakeD His Straight. "A man is pretty sure to revise his ideas of a great many things as he advances in years," said Col. Stilwell of Kentucky. "Have you been changing your viewsV" "Yes, sir, I never realized the im portancre of a water supply until the boys made me head of the fire depart- ment." FAIR OPENS SEPT. 14 The Sum of $6oo Will Be Awarded in Premiums to the Exhibitors- Races, Ball Games, Etc. Exhibits Not on Grounds Thurdsay Will Be RejectedSee Pro- gram on Seventh Page. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday next, Sept. 14, 15 and 16, will be held in Princeton the Mille Lacs county annual fair. The first day will be largely taken up with preliminaries, such as the placing.of exhibits, etc. A splendid program has been ar ranged for the second and third days, including horse and bicycle races and the exhibition of "Our Boy, the Guide less Wonder." Base ball games and band concerts are also among the at tractions. The premium list is much larger than that of last year and the sum of $600 is available for awards to suc cessful exhibitors. The judges of the various classes of exhibits will award the prizes the last day of the fair. Reference to the premium list and program published on another page of this issue will afford all informa tion necessary as to the classificiation of exhibits, entries, etc. Now put forth your best efforts to make this fair the most successful ever held in the county. You have the exhibits and you have the race horses. The enterprise, then, is all that is necessary to accomplish re sults. Prepare now and be on the grounds early. About The Dairy. In the test at the world's fair last year the Jersey herd produced a profit of $39.50 per cow for 120 days. The average of the Holstein herd was $29 per cow. A Wisconsin man fed one of his cows $60 worth of feed last year and her pasture, feeding, milking and stabling cost $11.50 more, making her total cost $71.50: but she produced $90 worth of butter, $17.70 worth of manure $1 worth of skim milk, and j. a calf, worth $5, making her total in- ^-^^fcgaagtt Salting cows regularly has much to do with the ease or difficulty with which butter will come. Let them have access to salt at all times. Do not make the mistake of cutting grass too late. Better cut it a little early. You lose more in quality in late cutting than you gain in quantity. Never buy a nice, fat looking cow for a good milker.. First learn what a good dairy type of cow is, or get some one who does know, to buy your cow for you A lump of copperas as big as a pea will destroy all the green scum in a water tank that holds 150 gallons. In running a separator evenness of speed is very important. The speed should be frequently tested by a watch as guess work will not do. Foamy and bitter milk is produced by certain forms of baccilh. When they gain access to milk or milk ves sels they are hard to eradicate. Wash the udder of the cow in luke warm water containing a disinfectant. Where a separator cannot be af forded earthen crocks are better than tin vessels as they do not rust when set in water and keep the milk cool much longer. Do not buy cans or pails that have seams unfilled with solder. If you have any on hand have your tinsmith fil all holes and cracks. Estimates of the Crops The crop estimates for the year in dicate one of the most prosperous periods in agriculture that the coun try has ever known. Some of the crop staples promise to break all rec ords both in yield and value. The wheat crop is estimated at 700,- 000,000 bushels, valued at$506,000,000 the corn crop, at 2,700,000,000 bushels, worth $1,500,000,000 oats at 950,000,- 000 bushels, valued at $300,000,000. Cotton, worth $600,000,000: hay, worth $650,000,000 barley, poultry products, live stock and other farm products will bring the total value up to $5,000,- 000,000 or more, enough to pay off the national debt several times over, or sufficient to build at least twenty Panama canals. Such crop as this should insure prosperity for at least another year. AT THE NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL,. Chas. Johnson of Brickton was brought in on Thursday last in a very critical condition resulting from an acute attack of appendicitis which had manifested itself a couple of days be fore, but no medical aid had been procured. Dr. Cooney immediately removed the vermiform appendix and, notwithstanding slight hopes were en tertained at the time for the patient's VOLUME XXIX. NO. 39 recovery in consequence of inflam mation of the bowels which had de veloped prior to his being brought to the hospital, he is now rapidly pro gressing toward recovery. Christian Jorgenson of Milaca un derwent a surgical operation at the hands of Dr. Cooney last Thursday for appendicitis. The patient is con valescing in a satisfactory manner. Born, at the Northwestern hospital on Friday, Sept. 1, to Mr. and Mrs. Stickney of Spencer Brook, a girl. Crumpled Horns on Feet Perhaps the only animal freak of its kind in the world is a cow owned by John Thoma. Although this bo vine is several years old horns have positively refused to sprout from that part of its anatomy where they are expected to appear. Instead, how ever, they have for a period of at least seven years grown from the hoofs of the cow. Upon several oc casions these hookers were trimmed off, but, as their growth seemed to cause no inconvenience to the cow, Mr. Thoma decided to allow them to take their natural course. This re sulted in the horns, which are appar ently still growing, attaining a length of about twenty-four inches, those on the hind feet curving upward while those on the front ones assume a straighter form. The owner of the cow has decided to place the animal on exhibition and charge an admis sion fee for the privilege of viewing it. It is surely one of the curiosities of the times. Public Schools Open. The public schools opened on Mon day. Sept. 4th, with the largest enroll ment in their history. New pupils are entering daily, a large number of them from the country, in both the high school and the Whittier. The list of teachers follows: High schoolPrincipal, Sarah E. Drake science and mathematics, Da vid B. Jones English and German, Frances Peterson Eighth grade, Mar garet I. King Eighth grade, Bessie G. Norton Seventh grade, Mary Lar kin Sixth grade, Bertha Seflhorn Fifth grade, Elizabeth Phipps Fourth grade, Martha Tibbetts Third grade, Clara 1' wmiLimHffgmnyapftawpwiwi.Lasher First, Mary &. Huse First, Zella B. Davis A Second, Semnia Mad sen Second, Julia E. McMasters. BricktonPrimary, Nellie M. Clen dening intermediate, Elizabeth Thom son. Reception to C. W. \an Wormer. On Tuesday night the Pythians held a farewell reception in honor of C. W. VanWormer, a member of the local lodge and a deputy grand chan cellor of the order, who, with his wife and family, will shortly remove to Oregon. There were about forty persons present and Mr. Van Wormer was presented with an emblematic gold ring in appreciation of his efforts on behalf of the order and as a keepsake. Mr. Briggs made a very appropriate presentation speeech and Mr. Van Wormer feelingly responded. Games of cards were played, a bounteous supper was served and the evening passed in much social enjoy ment. County Commissioners Meet. The board of county commissioners met in adjourned session on Tuesday and disposed of such business as came up for action, which proved to be very light. Two school petitions were presented, one by Ole Esterson and the other by Gust. Weborg, both of whom prayed to be set off from school district 30 to number 13. Both petitions were granted. The auditing of a number of bills completed the work of the session. Price Does Admirably. The results of the rifle shooting con tests at Seagirt, N. J., show that E. E. Price of Milaca did remarkably well, coming out fourth best, his score being 249 against 266, the highest made. Mr. Price is a member of Com pany B, Third regiment, Minnesota National Guards, and is the only Minnesotan present at the shoot which carried off any honors. W. C. T. U. Convention at Minneapolis, Minnesota On account of the W. C. T. U. Con vention to be held at Minneapolis Sept. 19 to 21, tickets will be sold by the Great Northern Railway at the rate of one and one-third fares for the round trip on the certificate plan. See your local agent for particulars. 39-40 They Don't Speak Now. RifflesDid you ever meet a really honest man? TiffiesWhy, 'er, not for several months now. And the two men have not been chummv since.